Getting revved up for big meet

April 04, 2018

Echuca and District Historic Vehicle Club members Rob Mitchell (green shirt) with his blue 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air and Lindsay Vagg with his red 1965 Chevrolet Impala are looking forward to next week's swap meet.

MOTORING enthusiasts are expected to flock to Echuca’s Rotary Park next week for the annual Echuca Swap Meet.

There will be 200 sites set up with sellers offering all sorts of automotive parts and collectables.

A show ‘n’ shine will also be held which has become a popular attraction with 42 cars on display last year.

Now in its fifth year, the Echuca Swap Meet is an annual event organised by the Echuca and District Historic Vehicle Club.

Club member Barbara Vagg said the event had proven ‘‘very successful’’ each year.

‘‘Last year we had 1500 people through the gate with people coming from Sydney, Geelong, Adelaide, Bendigo and the local area,’’ Mrs Vagg said.

Anyone buying up big on the day will not need to worry about how to get their acquisitions back to the car.

‘‘A four-wheel motorbike with trailer will be available to transport goods to people’s cars on the day,’’ Mrs Vagg said.

Shannons is awarding trophies for the top three cars in the show ‘n’ shine and there will also be a motorbike display.

A raffle will be on the go with a draw after every 50th ticket is sold for a $25 fuel voucher.

Refreshments are taken care of with on site catering for food and drinks.

Mrs Vagg said each year the event raises money for a local charity.

In the past, the hospital and the Uniting Church’s breakfast/lunch program have all benefited from the swap meet.

This year, $500 will be donated to Foodbank.

The Echuca Swap Meet is on Saturday, April 14.

Gates open at 5am for sellers and 7am for the general public.

Entry is $5 per person with children under 15 admitted free.

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